Super 7: Week 4

1. Haverford School (2-1)

2. Garnet Valley (2-1)

3. Bonner-Prendergast (3-0)

4. Episcopal Academy (2-1)

5. Springfield (3-0)

6. Academy Park (2-1)

7. Marple Newtown (2-1)

 

I wrestled with the decision to bump Garnet Valley to No. 2 in favor of Haverford School, which scored 52 points against what is/was considered one of the top programs in Southeastern Pa.

I wrote before season that the Fords could be the top team in Delco when it was all said and done. They’ve played arguably the toughest schedule in the county (West Catholic, Archbishop Ryan and D. East. The Fords are off this week, so it’s conceivable Garnet Valley (or someone else) returns to the No. 1 spot next week.

As a result of Haverford School jumping a few rungs to the No. 1 position,  Bonner-Prendergast was pushed out of the second spot despite a 41-0 pasting of an overmatched Palumbo Academy squad. Episcopal Academy lost a thriller to Caravel (Del.) and moves from No. 3 to No. 4.

Nos. 5 and 6 remain the same. Springfield has allowed 21 points in three games and Academy Park  took care of business last week with a 33-0 blanking of Sun Valley. Whoever thought 2014 could be a rebuilding year for the Knights has been proved wrong.

Finally, Marple Newtown makes its season Super 7 debut at No. 7. The Tigers have won back to back games including a 59-point display a week ago against Harriton. The Tigers take the place of the team they’re playing this week — Ridley (1-2).

Week 3 Game Article Links

Friday, Sept. 12

Super 7: Week 3

Super 7

1. Garnet Valley (1-1)
2. Bonner-Prendergast (2-0)
3. Episcopal Academy (2-0)
4. Haverford School (1-1)
5. Springfield (2-0)
6. Academy Park (1-1)
7. Ridley (1-1).

Garnet Valley looked impressive in a win over Upper Darby so they stay at No. 1 for a third straight week.  Are the Jags as good as last year’s team? Not yet, but they’re getting there.

Bonner-Prendergast struggled against Academy Park but found a way to win. Ugly wins show character and toughness, and it’s pretty clear after two weeks the Friars have plenty of both.

Episcopal Academy is showing signs of being a really, really good team. Haverford School, too. I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the Inter-Acs is No. 1 in the next 2-3 weeks.

Note that Haverford School is 1-1, not 2-0, as I originally had it. My bad.

Speaking of teams with No. 1 potential, Springfield looks great (like an idiot, I picked them to lose against Interboro and Penncrest). The Cougars are a senior-laden team that is getting better and better.

Academy Park and Ridley round out the Super 7. AP gets the nod for going OT with Bonner.

No other teams were under consideration.

Week 2 Game Article Links

Thursday, Sept. 4

Friday, Sept. 5

Super 7: Week 2

1. Garnet Valley (0-1)

2. Bonner-Prendergast (1-0)

3. Episcopal Academy (1-0)

4. Haverford School (0-1)

5. Ridley (1-0)

6. Academy Park (1-0)

7. Springfield (1-0)

The moral of the story is don’t get too carried away with the first week. Ridley and Springfield were not ranked in Week 1. Penncrest (No. 4) and Upper Darby (No. 7) both dropped out for now.